top of page
  • Writer's pictureSkyline Church NJ

The Parable on Prayer-Ask, Seek & Knock


The Lords Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


  • Is prayer really worth the effort?

  • Would your prayer track record inspire anyone else to pray?

  • Can you name the last fiver prayers that God answered for you?

Our prayer life has nothing to do with religiosity, but about a very intimate, dynamic relationship with Christ where we see prayers answered.

2017 Survey Results about prayer habits of people:

  • An average prayer only lasts under 5 minutes

  • 37% of people say that they pray only once a day

  • 33% of people regularly participate in collective prayer

  • 79% of people pray for themselves and their own needs

  • ONLY 21% of people pray for other people

How many times have you given up on prayer?

Do you give up on other things in your life as well?

Perseverance in prayer is KEY.

Luke 11:1

“Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

3 Basic Principles for Persevering in Prayer

1. ASK

Luke 11:9

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.